Love of Wisdom

The word 'philosophy' derives from the Greek for 'love' and 'wisdom'. Philosophers throughout the ages may have loved–and sought after–wisdom, but most did not attain it. In other words, since philosophers first tinkered with conceptualization there have been some ridiculous theories out there.

Nevertheless, philosophy tackles metaphysical and value-laden questions in a systematic manner that is well worth study by any who value reason.

å René Descartes, cogito argument å David Hume å Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, monadology å Leibnizian Principle of Sufficient Reason å Locke å Occam's Razor ɷ William of Ockham å Pascal's Wager å Jean Piaget å Karl Popper å Bertrand Russell å Baruch Spinoza

å On Further Thought
å What's in a Naturalism?
å Seeker after the truth

å No Illusion Necessary

å Apologetic Failures
å Aquinas' cosmological argument
å Cosmological Arguments
å Kalām cosmological argument
å Leibnizian Principle of Sufficient Reason
å Plato Aristotle First Mover

abduction : a priori : a posteriori : Aquinas' Third Way : Cartesian dualism : categorical logic : causation : ceteris paribus : Cogito argument : contingency, contingent : correlation : correlation vs. causation : critical thinking : deduction : disproof, impossibility of disproving nonexistence : dual-attribute monism : empiricism : epistemology : induction : inference : informal logic : Humean skepticism : logic : metaphysical naturalism : methodological naturalism : mind-body : modal logic : naturalism : necessary cause : necessary vs sufficient : necessity, necessary : Occam's razor : Pascal's Wager : polemics : possible worlds : possibility : proof : propositional logic : scientific method : skepticism : sufficient cause : symbolic logic : tabula rasa : validity :


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